11:00am Sunday 20th May 2012
There were no ‘nil points’ when Calne school staged its own European song contest – but plenty of bonhomie.
Every pupil at St Marg-aret’s Preparatory School took part in the contest which was the highlight of European week.
Each class chose a country to study for the whole week and learnt a song in their country’s language which they performed in appropriate fancy dress.
IT teacher Richard Sawyer turned into Terry Wogan to present the contest and used his technology skills to rig up an intricate array of screens to show the scoring.
Languages teacher Hilary Blackford, who organised the week’s events, said: “Everyone had a huge amount of fun. The standard of the singing was very high and the classes also choreographed their acts.
“The children were immersed in their chosen country for the whole week, learning a lot about culture and language.”
The winning act was the Year 6 class who sang a song about bananas in Polish. A planned al fresco Spanish lunch had to move inside because of rain but the children and staff still enjoyed their paella and alcohol-free sangria despite not having the Spanish sunshine to add to the mood.
Mrs Blackford said: “It was our first European song contest but I don’t think it will be the last as everyone enjoyed it so much.”
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